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Colorectal Surgeon, Department of Surgery

Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond City, VA
Closing date
Nov 21, 2023

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Doctors, Surgery
Organization Type
Mission or Goal of Unit: The mission of the Division of Colon and RectalSurgery is to deliver superior patient care with integrity and kindness whileadvancing knowledge through research and education. Our vision is to set thestandard of excellence for colon and rectal surgery. We focus on advancingscience through research and the training of undergraduate and graduatestudents in our discipline. We are committed to providing our trainees with theclinical and research experiences that prepares them for their professionalcareers, enhancing diversity among our faculty, staff, and students and servingour community.

At VCU Health Colon and Rectal Surgery, weprovide the most comprehensive and advanced care for a wide range of colorectaland anorectal conditions. Our surgeons are double-board-certified in generalsurgery and colon and rectal surgery, and they have extensive experience inperforming robotic and laparoscopic surgery. We also offer a full range ofservices, including colonoscopy and investigation of pre-malignant conditions.

We understand that colorectal andanorectal diseases can be complex and often require a multidisciplinary approach.That's why we work closely with other healthcare professionals, such asgastroenterologists, medical and radiation oncologists, wound ostomy carespecialists, physical therapists, and nutritionists, to provide our patientswith the most comprehensive care possible.

We also offer an enhanced recovery programto help our patients recover from surgery more quickly and comfortably. Thisprogram includes a variety of measures, such as early mobilization, painmanagement, and nutritional support.

In addition to our clinical services, weare also actively involved in clinical and basic science research. We arecommitted to developing new and innovative treatments for colorectal andanorectal diseases. We also offer access to clinical trials to our patientswith various anorectal disease such as inflammatory bowel disease and cancerdiagnoses.

Chief Purpose of this position: The Department of Surgery at VCU/VCU Health System is recruiting for an open rank position in colonand rectal surgery. The faculty member will work closelywith GI on inflammatory bowel disease; partner with Massey Cancer Center incolon-rectal/anal malignancies; help expand services to community clinics; and participatein a pelvic floor disorder multi-disciplinary practice. The faculty member willalso support the division with teaching responsibilities at the undergraduateand graduate levels.

Position Responsibilities:

Faculty member will have teachingresponsibilities in all areas of colon & rectal surgery as well as applied anatomyand physiology.

Faculty member willestablish clinical research projects with a record of publication in refereedjournals and external funding. They areexpected to develop interdisciplinary collaborations to enhance the research programin at VCU. In addition, they will mentor both undergraduate and graduatestudents in their research laboratory.

Duties will include clinical responsibilities in all areas of colonand rectal surgery.

Faculty member will serve on departmentaland/or university committees as necessary, as well as in a professionalcapacity in their field, e.g., reviewer, conference organizer, etc.

Required Qualifications:
  • Must be board certified/board eligible in general surgery
  • Completion of a fellowship in colorectal surgery
  • Commitment to laboratory and/or clinical research is required
  • Experience teaching residents and medical students
  • Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU is required
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in robotic surgery

ORP Eligibility: Yes

Position Type: Clinical
Full time equivalent: 1.0
Tenure: Ineligible
Rank: Open
Months: 12

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Contact Information:
Contact Name: Jessica Carey
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 804-828-9662

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